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Amazon Debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in Canada and Over 100 New Countries and Territories

Fire TV Stick Basic Edition launches in Canada offering a world of online entertainment, with popular content from Prime Video, Netflix, and more. Plus, access to thousands of TV shows, movies, apps, and games.

SEATTLE, Nov. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - (NASDAQ: AMZN) — today announced the new Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, a streaming media player that provides simple and fast access to thousands of movies, TV shows, apps, and games. Starting today, the device will be available for purchase in Canada and in more than 100 countries and territories around the world including Italy, and Spain. In addition, customers can set their default language as French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, or English.

"Last year, we made Amazon Prime Video available to customers globally, and today, we're building on that momentum as we introduce Fire TV Stick Basic Edition to new customers around the world," said Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV. "This makes streaming content from apps like Prime Video fast and easy and we can't wait to hear what customers think."

The Fire TV Stick Basic Edition provides customers in Canada with access to popular content from multiple providers, including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Spotify, Youtube and more. Prime Video members will get unlimited access to critically acclaimed shows like The Grand Tour, The Tick, American Gods, and The Man in the High Castle, as well as award-winning shows like Transparent and Mozart In the Jungle.

The streaming media player comes with a quad-core processor and 1 GB of memory for a fast and fluid streaming experience, as well as 8 GB of storage for apps and games. It also features 802.11ac Wi-Fi and offers support for High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) for great 1080p HD streaming. Customers can also enjoy rich cinematic surround sound with Dolby Audio.

Easy Set Up and Use
The device easily connects to your HDTV's HDMI port. Simply plug it in, connect to Wi-Fi, and start streaming in minutes. Plus, the portable design allows customers to watch their favorite shows even while away from home. 

Availability & Pricing
Fire TV Stick Basic Edition is available for purchase today from and will begin shipping tomorrow. Fire TV Stick Basic Edition will be available to purchase for $49.99. For more information, please visit

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